Rev Fred Nile MLC advised Redeemer that the Indigenous community in Muli Muli had particular needs that could be met with the School's annual Gala Day fundraiser. Their church building was built about 30 years before from discarded timbers. The congregation had to bring their umbrellas to church when it rained because the roof leaked so badly.
Leaders from Muli Muli Visit the School
Pastor Lola Bundock and her son, David, came to the school to meet students and participate in the Gala Day fundraiser.
Renovation Work Begins
The renovations of the church had an estimated cost of $100 000. The students successfully managed to raise $10 000. The staff at the school then approached a number of industries and were overwhelmed by the support. Donations came flooding in estimated at approximately $50 000 in material and in kind.
A week in Muli Muli
The Year 10 students, along with staff and tradesmen, travelled to Muli Muli during the holidays. They spent a week working alongside members of the local community to restore the church building.
The Church Completed
Some of the staff of Redeemer Baptist School ran a program of fun activities for the children in Muli Muli who were also on school holidays.
The culmination of the children's activities was a mural of the feet of all those who had been involved in the week, from the youngest 3 year old to the oldest builder. The mural bore testimony that people of all cultures can come together in Christ to work and live in harmony.